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Trio Suspected in Mail Thefts

Three people were arrested for suspicion of receiving stolen property, mail theft, and conspiracy to commit a felony last Thursday as a result of a police officer trying to nab speeders at Bluebird Canyon Drive.

Clifford Wayne Cameron, 32, of Santa Ana; Danielle Nicole McCaughey, 29, of  Orange; and Gerald Adam Royster, 30, of Long Beach; were each held for $20,000 bail on three or more charges, said police Sgt. Louise Callus.

Investigators allege that property in the trunk of their vehicle had been stolen from a South Laguna home, though no burglary charges have yet been filed, Callus said. More stolen property and methamphetamine were discovered in an Anaheim hotel room rented by the threesome, Callus said.

The three acted suspiciously after being pulled over about 8:15 a.m. by a motor officer, who saw a car loaded with property and mail. Investigators later learned the car’s occupants allegedly swiped the contents of mailboxes with raised flags, she said.


Masseuse Suspected in Rape Attempt

A 33-year-old man employed as a masseuse at a Laguna Beach spa was arrested for suspicion of attempted rape of a client on Sunday, police said.

Mark Peregil Valenzon, of Lake Forest, was released after posting $100,000 bail, Sgt. Louise Callus said.

A spa client called police at 5:22 p.m. to report that a male masseuse tried to engage in sex with her during a massage, said Callus, adding that no similar incidents have occurred elsewhere in town.



Skateboarder Injured in Collision with Truck

A 14-year-old Laguna Beach boy, skateboarding with friends at High and Hillcrest Drives, failed to clear a stopped truck when attempting to negotiate a turn last Tuesday, according to police.

The teen suffered a broken hand and collarbone as well as a collapsed lung after colliding with the rear of the truck about 7:23 p.m., said Callus. The boy was eventually transported to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo and is expected to make a full recovery, she said.


Wednesday, May 4

Vehicle burglary. 4:50 p.m. 1300 block of Circle Way. A vehicle’s window was smashed and a purse and its contents, cumulatively valued at $1,000, taken.

Grand theft. 5:12 pm. Table Rock Beach. A laptop worth $2,500 disappeared from the beach.

Thursday, May 5

Traffic stop. 12:36 p.m. 30600 block of Coast Hwy. A 38-year-old Laguna Beach resident was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Traffic collision. 6:30 p.m. 31700 block of Mar Vista Drive. A 17-year-old Laguna Beach boy was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail after hitting another vehicle.

Friday, May 6

Traffic stop. 2:23 a.m. Legion St. A Newport Beach woman two days short of her 30th birthday was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Traffic stop. 10:42 a.m. Glenneyre St. A 20-year-old man was turned over to the U.S. border patrol for possessing a phone social security card.

Traffic stop. 4:46 p.m. Woodland Drive. A 22-year-old Lake Forest man was arrested for several warrants and held for $2,500 bail.

DUI. 11:17 p.m. Laguna Canyon Rd. A 19-year-old Huntington Beach man was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Foot patrol. 11:44 p.m. Mountain Rd. Irvine resident Eric Henrechsen, 31, was arrested for outstanding warrants and held for $15,000 bail.

Saturday, May 7

Traffic stop. 12:48 a.m. Montage. A 42-year-old Ladera Ranch woman was arrested for suspicion of DUI and held for $10,000 bail due to a prior offense. The report was incomplete.

Traffic stop. 1:45 a.m. Coast Hwy. A 38-year-old Aliso Viejo woman was cited for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Traffic stop. 2 a.m. Wesley Dr. A 53-year-old Newport Beach woman was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Vandalism. 8:59 a.m. 600 block of Coast Hwy. An ATM machine was damaged.

Vandalism. 9:51 a.m. 31600 block of Fairview. Entry was attempted and a window broken.

Transients. 10 a.m. 2900 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. Encampment discovered and cleared.

Sunday, May 8

Traffic stop. 12:26 a.m. Diamond St. A 41-year-old Laguna Niguel man was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Traffic stop. 12:59 a.m. Pearl St. A 42-year-old Laguna Niguel man was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Traffic stop. 2:24 a.m. Vista del Sol. A 31-year-old Laguna Beach resident was cited for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.

Lost property. 12:45 p.m. 700 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. A visitor lost quartz jewelry valued at $1,500 after leaving an event.

Vandalism. 5:34 p.m. 20600 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. All four tires of a vehicle have been deflated.

Traffic stop. 10:28 p.m. Bluebird Canyon Dr. A 44-year-old Dana Point man was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail.


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